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university in washington, d.c. president obama and governor romney clashed in the second of three debates before election kay on november 6th, intense pressure on both candidates but especially the president. his poor showing in the first debate shifted the momentum of the race. the a gallup poll earlier today put governor romney ahead 50 to 46 nationally, the campaigns have been focusing closely on a select few battleground states, including florida, ohio and virginia, tonight the candidates engage in a stir irs of heated exchanges on stage, joining me in new york, jon meacham, the author of the forthcoming book thomas jefferson, and mark halperin of time magazine and john heilemann of time magazine. >> albert hunt, executive editor of bloberg news and david leonhardt the bureau chief of "the new york times", joining us shortly from washington, katty kay of bbc world news of america, and slate magazine, we have a really fascinating group of people here to talk about what was a remarkable debate. i begin first with al hunt. >> charlie, if the barack obama who was on stage at hofstra had
.8% of the popular vote. mitt romney has 46.9% the new york times 538 blog says if the election were held today, the president would win 291 electoral votes. mitt romney would get 247. 270 are needed to win the white house. 538 says the president has a 71% chance of winning. romney has a 29% chance. and as of tonight, 7.7 million people have already voted and that includes the president who cast his own ballot today in chicago. we'll have much more on the early voting later on in the show. but we start with tonight's lead. mitt romney's mourdock mess. senate candidate richard mourdock's god intended rape comments are now threatening to undermine mitt romney's careful effort to appeal to voters as moderate mitt. desperate to hide the extreme republican positions on women's health, romney is just wishing and hoping this will all go away. but someone forgot to tell the press corps this morning in ohio. >> governor, do you wish senator mourdock would pull that ad? >> thank you. have a good day. >> you, too. >> that's me? >> have a great day. >> thank you. have a good day. but please don't ask be ab
what everyone expected him to do two weeks ago, bring up mitt romney's 47% comments. that secret video has been romney's biggest gaffe and he spent the week since trying to show he cares about all americans including the poor and working past. this past saturday congressman paul ryan attempted to further that message making a stop at a soup kitchen in ohio, offering to help clean dishes. while ryan logged in a total of 15 minutes at the kitchen he did manage to wash some pans and made sure to note his own had history on kp. >> you know i've [ inaudible ] washing dishes. you get callouss on your fingers it's so hot. >> the photo opt looked like campaign gold to everyone but the people who actually work at the soup kitchen. the president of the charity brine antall told "the washington post" yesterday, quote, they showed up there and they did not have permission. they got one of the volunteers to open up the doors. perhaps more importantly, the dining hall was empty and reportedly everything had been cleaned earlier that day. said antall the photo op they did not was no the accurate. he
to get mitt romney elected. they're also making sure their employees vote the right way writing in an e-mail to 45,000 workers... >> i've called this a thinly veiled threat to vote their way or be fired but i'm not sure it is that veiled at all. here's the really disgusting thing. it gets worse than what i've already told you. the koch brothers back group alec which drafts model legislation for state lawmakers has actually succeeded in passing laws that make it illegal for public employees to talk about politics on the job. consider that for a minute. koch's personal law that prohibits teachers and firefighters and possible union members to even talk about politics but at the same time as the other side of their mouth they're telling their employees exactly who to vote for claiming their jobs depend on it. and for all of you conspiracy theorists throughout, you're right. this is not just a bunch of great minds thinking alike. it appears to be a totally coordinated effort. the ceos are getting their marching ord
, the president and governor romney ending their third and final debate about foreign policy. >> a little emotional that the debate season is over? it is sad, isn't it. >> fiery and a little more volatile towards the end. i felt like governor romney was playing it safe here and the president came out swinging. what do you think? >> do no harm may have been the debate strategy ahead of time given his momentum in the polls and nationwide and swing states. there were spirited moments with the president trying to school romney on modern warfare saying in addition to fewer subs and ships we have fewer horses and bay nets in today's military but clearly i don't know what was more frustrating, the fact that the positions on foreign policy were not that different, not that far apart or the fact they didn't really want to talk foreign policy at all. >> they wanted to connect the dots to the economy and talk about their plans to get jobs moving again in this country. interesting commentary about russia. initially the president had the upper hand but then romney came back with the comment about puti
get people to vote along racial lines? romney did this himself when he said romney was going after the welfare vote which, by the way, he called barack obama's political base. nice work, guys. real american of you. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris, and thanks to you for tuning in. i'm live tonight in atlanta. there are 11 days until election day and here is where the polls stand. president obama is polling at 50.2 of the national vote while governor romney gets 39%. the tim 49%. the president would win 294 electoral votes if the election were today, romney would get 244 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. and as of tonight, 10.2 million people have already voted. that includes nearly a million people just in ohio alone. more on that later. but we start with tonight's lead. race to the bottom. today the romney campaign is refusing to apologize for john sununu. >> when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whe
latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll showing it dead even. mitt romney and his family are already in florida where they had dinner together last night. the president leaves for boca raton next hour. >>> tonight's 90-minute debate is expected to be maybe a little less fiery than the last encounter if for no other reason they don't have a chance to circle each other. they will be setted at the table with bill schieffer. this morning their surrogates gave us a preview. >> it's really important that we not politicize this process. at other times a tragedy, 9/11 the country came together. it's unfortunate those across the aisle are dividing us apart. >> he's asking the president of the united states to get to the bottom why there's this fog around his administration since september 11th. >> i want to bring in matt winter elch and eleanor pike. foreign policy debate would seem to favor the incumbent because he's the commander-in-chief, he's been immersed in all of this for the last four years. matt, what will you be looking for? >> i want to see if romney can put the incumbent on his he
. in a race that is as tight as it can get. the newest daily tracking poll has romney up 51-45 over president obama. a bigger spread than the real clear politic average of recent national polls that has romney up less than one point. president obama prepped for this in camp david before heading to florida. and romney stayed in florida, near the boca raton site. vice president biden campaigned in the crucial swing state of ohio, making two stops. starting in kansas. the latest two polls ther pollse from suffolk have the race tied at 47-47. 49-48. >> it is great to be back in colorado, god's country. >> bret: paul ryan campaigned in colorado. western part of the state in pueblo and durango. the latest poll there from rasmussen has the romney ryan ticket up 50-46. tuesday romney and ryan travelled together. the obama biden ticket zeros in to dayton, ohio. two weeks and one day to the presidential election. our weekly look at how the electoral college map is shaping up. joining me is karl rove. the former bush senior advisor in new york. with me in florida, democratic strategist joe trippi. look
.2 of the national vote while governor romney gets 39%. the tim 49%. the president would win 294 electoral votes if the election were today, romney would get 244 electoral votes. 270 are needed to win the white house. and as of tonight, 10.2 million people have already voted. that includes nearly a million people just in ohio alone. more on that later. but we start with tonight's lead. race to the bottom. today the romney campaign is refusing to apologize for john sununu. >> when you take a look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. >> what reason would that snb. >> well, i applaud collin for standing with him. >> colin powell endorsed the president because they are both black? really? the president himself weighed in on it today. >> any suggestion that general powell would make such a profound statement in such an important election based on anything than what he thought was what's going to be best for america doesn't make much sense. >> no, it doesn't make much sense. sun
boss. we know mitt romney is the candidate for the 1%. his tax plan is a handout to ceos, to the people in the quiet rooms. his policies are geared towards those who are most well off. we know that. but now we are learning something else and it raises the question of whether he and some prominent ceos are trying to scare workers in this election. in a newly surfaced conference call to a business group, mr. romney spent many minutes criticizing president obama. then, he is heard urging employers to tell their workers how to vote. >> i hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future in the upcoming elections. >> what is in the best interest of their job? and after everything i just told you, you know what that means. romney went on to say this. >> whether you agree with me or president obama or whatever your political view, i hope -- i hope you pass those along to your employees. nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business. because i th
mitt romney during the final debate. but the governor laid back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> >> bill: so who won and who lost? krauthammer, rove, morris, and i will analyze. >> more aggressive moderation? >> no. i want answers to the questions. >> bill: this morning on cbs there was a much livelier debate than the one we saw last night. we will show you what happened. >> so you didn't learn anything because i didn't learn anything. >> caution, you where to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. who won the final debate? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. nobody won but we the american people lost that's because the debate was boring. same old stuff over and over. and where were the pointed questions by moderator bob schieffer? i mean, where was the libya stuff? the pakistan stuff? all the questions were general. which allowed both candidates to recite their talking points. t
it an act of terror. >> this morning, team romney saw the damage like ringside cutmen rushing in with water and ice his coaches tried to mitigate the wounds. >> it was a passing comment about acts of terror in general. it was not a claim that this was the result of a terrorist attack. >> this president has been totally inconsistent if not dishonest about what happened in libya. this is the united states of america. and for our state department to be saying one thing, the white house to be saying another, i mean it's like an episode of the keystone cops with these guys. >> just to clarify, who are the keystone cops here? if romney land is feeling bruised the tale of the tape last night was a t.k.o. the president won painting romney as an out of touch plutocrat, calling romney out for paying 14% in taxes, letting detroit go bankrupt and pushing a sketchy budget on the american public. he saved his blow for the most powerful of the night. >> i think the president's campaign has tried to characterize me as someone who's different than who i am. i care about 100% of the american people. >> when
on the chin, governor romney tried an upper cut and whiffed. >> you said in the rose garden the day after the attack it was an act of terror. it was not a spontaneous demonstration is that what you're saying? >> please proceed, governor. >> i want to make sure we get that for the record because it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did in fact, sir. let me call it an act of terror. >> can you say that a little louder, candy? >> he did call it an act of terror. >> this morning, team romney saw the damage like ringside cutmen rushing in with water and ice his coaches tried to mitigate the wounds. >> it was a passing comment about acts of terror in general. it was not a claim that this was the result of a terrorist attack. >> this president has been totally inconsistent if not dishonest about what happened in libya. this is the united states of america. and for our state department to be saying one thing, the white house to be saying another, i mean it's like an episode of the keystone cops with these guys. >> jus
obama and mitt romney. packed a punch. the biggest bellwether of the night might be a back and forth, not over the middle east, china or europe but ohio. a battle over the buckeye state was one of the few topics that pushed romney to engage the president and ohio's one of seven battleground states. we'll show you where you'll see the candidates nonstop. one state not on the list anymore, nevada. find out why the silver state may be gold for the president's electoral vote. good morning from lynn university in boca raton, florida. two weeks until election day. let me repeat, it's two weeks until election day, and also october 23, 2012, this is "the daily rundown" and i'm chucked to. let's get to first reads. the third and final debate between president obama and mitt romney was a study in contrast. but it wasn't contrast on the debate itself. an aggressive president acting like a candidate with more to prove and a risk averse romney playing prevent defense, aiming to do no harm. president gamed arm with zingers trying to disqualify romney as potential commander in chief and romney hit
obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum. how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. stephanie cutter and newt gingrich. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy. threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lakes. it's caused both candidates to scramble their schedules. we'll get into that, plus our latest abc news/washington post poll in just a moment. but let's begin with sam champion from lower manhattan. he's following the track of sandy right now. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. the satellite picture will show you this storm is one of the largest that we have ever seen in the atlantic basin. the latest out from the hurricane center, it feels exactly the same way for several days, making a left-hand turn to for the coastline by monday. we got tropical-force win
might lead to an upward moment that could ultimately lead to a game changer. and team romney releases its list of one-liners. whether we're talking about jobs health care, debt or foreign policies the choice in this election is clear. i couldn't have said it better myself. >> jennifer: i can now tell you exactly what mitt romney is going to say in wednesday's presidential debate, and i'm going to tell you how you back home can rebut his claims. how do i know what he is going to say? because a talking point's memo from the campaign to romney's surrogates and allies it was leaked today. i know from experience that a memo coming like this just two days before a debate it is intended to prepare the surrogates and allies to parrot really the candidate to repeat and reinforce his position on every issue. so you are ready to hear it and it makes his ability to defend at the debate that much so that's what this memo is all about. wednesday's debate is going to focus on three of the most contentious issues of the campaign. the focus will be on the role of government,
candidates are on the trail this hour. >> romney's foreign policy has been wrong and reckless. >> the president has not articulated. >> i'm proud to talk about what's in my plan. if you want to take a look, check it out. >> do you play it safe? >> we need to fix our problems. >> do you go more aggressive? >> there is no quit in america. >> do you take some chances? >> you want to control your destiny. >> a lot of talk about momentum in this race. >> these polls indicate momentum. >> you can scratch two more states off the list of toss-ups. >> and now there are seven. >> the battle ground has changed one again. >> it seems to me there are seven. >> colorado or wisconsin. >> north carolina, nevada. >> virginia and colorado. >> but there really are only one. >> ohio, ohio, ohio. >> i don't know that mitt romney gets there. >> gets where the president and biden are today. >> god bless you ohio. >> we're moving forward. america is coming back and i've got news for governor romney. >> if you don't run chris christie, romney will be the nominee and he'll lose. >> with just 14 days un
national correspondent john roberts is tonight. >> ahead of the debate. romney is shifting the focus under a withering critique from fellow republicans he is making the campaign less referendum on the president, more a choice between who has the best policies, to lead the nation in the future. >> i represent a different course. i make sure young people have great jobs tomorrow and bright and prosperous future. that is the difference between us. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic policy. romney continues to hamer the president for what he calls a failed foreign policy? an op-ed in today's op-ed journal, romney declared the president is weakening the america's position in the world writing, "by failing to maintain the element of our influence and by stepping away from the allies, president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he does not understand in american policy that lax resolve can provoke aggressio aggression. and carriage disorder." after a weekend of debate prep in boston, romney left for denver an wednesday's big event. while the campaign played
. >>> happening now, we're counting down to the final face-off between president obama and mitt romney. it's debate night in america. >>> also, i'll talk to a man who's actually debated both of these candidates before. senator john mccain. he's standing by to join us live this hour. >>> and the state that could make or break either campaign. we have brand-new poll numbers from ohio. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 15 days until the election and a critical night in the battle for the white house. this is the third and final presidential debate pitting mitt romney against president obama. we've just received these pictures of romney walking through the debate site in boca raton, florida. tonight's focus, foreign policy. and for both men, the stakes could hardly be higher. the tight race has gotten even tighter and tonight's contest could give either candidate the chance to pull ahead in these final critical days of this campaign. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in boca rattan getting ready for the debate. what's the latest there? >> reporter: wolf,
, president obama and governor romney will take the stage for the second presidential debate. a town hall format. meaning the audience gets to ask direct questions to each candidate. cnn candy crowley is moderating. we're only three weeks away from the election. three weeks from today. after commanding performance by romney in the first debate, both candidates feeling the pressure to perform tonight. stay with fox news from now through primetime when you have megyn kelly and bret baier leading the coverage. let's kick it off with greg who is at half stra. he look -- hofstra and he lookso interested. i'm sure you've talked to a ton of people today. what are they saying? >> greg: i found out that president obama had chicken today. but he was unhappy because they were out of dog. the big issue here is the altitude. they don't want a recurrence of what happened a few weeks ago. the elevation here is 60 feet. it's 60 feet. they have had security and aides here to prep obama and prevent implosion and adjust for the change. they lowered the podium four feet. in industry terms called a perino. >>
romney chance another ill timed ill-advised attack. iran, is the u.s. on the verge of face to face talks over the country's nuclear ambitions, or is the time for talking over? afghanistan, how would either of these candidates end america's longest war without the taliban regaining precious ground? with our latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll showing the race a dead heat the stakes couldn't be higher. both parties and their candidates in the fight of their lives for florida, tonight round three. >> big question who will win? and i've been saying up until a couple of weeks ago probably obama by a few points. now i have absolutely no idea. >> 40% is not a great number for a president a couple weeks before election day. >> in the last few months there's a lacking narrative, absence after clear vision where we go. >> let's get straight to it. joining me is sean spicer. sean, good to have you here. tonight's debate will be broken into six separate sections, moderated by bob schieffer. each focusing on a foreign policy hot spot. we want to drill down on some of these. the contrast betwee
presidential debate of 2012 between president obama and governor romney. my panelists here with me are governor eliot spitzer, host of "viewpoint"; cenk uygur, the host and founder of "the young turks"; governor jennifer grandholm, two-time governor of michigan, and the star of the recent democratic convention >> jennifer: you say that to all of the governors. [ laughter ] >> al gore: no. and host of "the war room," and comedian and political commentator, john fugelsang. we are here covering the debate. you'll see the stage in denver there. you see all of their supporters and friends and the folks who are gathered in the denver area for this debate. milling around waiting for the event to start. here on current, we're going to do something different from what the other networks are doing. we're in a new era now. i'm going to ask cenk uygur to tell you how social media plays into our coverage and the difference it makes in politics in this day and time. >> cenk: absolutely. i'm really looking forward to this debate. you are going to see all of the tweets and g
efficient process this was. >> and this afternoon mitt romney will deliver what his campaign calls a major speech on economic policy. the former governor tries to prove he's the real change candidate. >> given the big challenges we have and the big election we have, it's time for a big change. and paul ryan and i represent a big change for america. we recognize this is a year with a big choice, and that americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> let's dig right in joining me is congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz, chair of the dnc, it's great to have you here and i want to begin with the new poll numbers out today, a lot to talk about. let's go to the female vote, the president still leading with women in nevada and colorado but governor romney has tightened what was the several digit lead to single digits in both states. from your vantage point, what happened to the president's lead with women? >> i think, you know, we've always known that over time that the overall race in really every demographic was going to tighten and we think that the presiden
schedule to tell you about. the romney side canceling the last of three events in virginia this sunday an evening rally in virginia beach. vice president biden canceled a weekend event there as well. the first lady scrubbed a tuesday event in new hampshire due to possible bad weather. weather could become a factor in the final push for votes and if the effects linger, might even affect turnout on election day. that said, there are so many factors to consider, so much forecasting in the form of polling. there's new cnn/orc numbers tonight on the race in ohio. you all know how important ohio is. president obama holding a four-point lead in this new poll, slightly outside the margin of error and significantly right at the crucial 50% mark. so the question is, what is driving the numbers in ohio right now? chief national correspondent john king has some answers. >> well, anderson, that narrow ohio lead for the president is within the poll's sampling error but it is yet another poll showing the president with a small persistent lead in the state of ohio. let's take a closer look at why it i
>> romney will also be campaigning today in iowa, says he's got the momentum on his side. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president and that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> the romney campaign, though, is distancing itself today from republican senate candidate in indiana, richard mourdock who romney only this week endorsed in a tv ad, the indiana republican set off a firestorm in a debate last night with these comments about rape and abortion. >> i struggled with it myself for a long time but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> and they can just get along. monday's boca debate, "daily show" style. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden. drones are being used in drone strikes and i support that entirely. and feel the president was right. i want to underscore the same point the president made. i felt the same as the president did. i supported his action there. absolutely the right thi
are proving that governor mitt romney continues to gain momentum tonight. according to the latest gallup poll among likely voters, romney remains in the lead 50% to 47%. now, historically, no candidate with 50% in a major head-to-head poll this late in the race has lost the election. and when it comes down to the issues, according to a brand new associated press poll, there seems that there is no more gender gap. now, governor romney erased the president's lead over the key voting group women and they are now tied at 47% each. and among independents, governor romney is surging past president obama, according to a brand new abc "the washington post" poll, the governor is 19 points ahead of the president. that's 57 to 38%. and when it comes to who is better equipped to handle the economy, that same poll reveals that more voters believe that governor romney is and that's 52% to 43%. now, on to the all important swing states. and, according to the latest according to the latest fox news poll in virginia governor romney is leading by two points that's 47 to 45 percent. now the growing surge in nan
now, we're counting down to tonight's presidential debate. mitt romney's motorcade just pulled up at the debate hall. president obama's expected to arrive in denver any minute as well. we'll be talking with top supporters of each candidate. the former new york city mayor rudy giuliani, he'll join us live this hour. also we'll be hearing from both candidates' wives in special cnn interviews. today, by the way, is the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. so what's it like spending the night with the romneys? i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> 34 days from the presidential election but much more importantly right now at least right now we've reached what may be the most decisive night of the 2012 campaign, the first presidential debate at the university of denver. after weeks of downplaying expectations, mitt romney's campaign insiders are finally opening up about what they really think can be accomplished tonight. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta is in denver getting ready to set the scene. jim. >> reporter: wolf, the romney campaign sees the polls m
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